I do a lot of walking so usually stick to trainers but wearing comfortable shoes doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Here’s some colourful and fun kawaii shoes you can wear every day including DIYs. There’s quite a lot of UK-based shops here but shoes often get you over the threshold for free international shipping.
Irregular Choice (UK) are best known for their high heels with ever more outrageous designs but they do also make more wearable styles with sequins, rainbows and poodles. How fun are these Toy Chest sneakers covered in colourful charms? Available in black too.
Pusheen shoes? Yes they exist! These are the perfect pastel goth colours and have So Lazy Can’t Move printed all over the laces. Get them exclusively from EMP (UK) .
There are quite a few kawaii artists selling custom printed shoes – have a look on Etsy – but my favourites are by Holley Tea Time (UK). This Rainbow Sweets design is adorable and there’s lots of spooky cute and celestial themes too.
Sanrio USA have shared a tutorial to turn basic canvas sneakers into Pompompurin shoes. They trace the design from printed pictures so you could swap in another character instead.
Or Ayesha Sha Sha! has a super cute DIY using special paint designed for shoes. This Little Twin Stars theme uses resin pieces but you could add readymade charms and cabochons instead.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.